Under the German Foreign Investment Control regime, the Government may review foreign investments in domestic target companies above certain thresholds. The Government has only recently published interesting statistics about the development of German investment screening over the past three years (available in German only). These statistics show that foreign investments across all industries have come under heavy scrutiny by the Government. Therefore, it has become indispensable for foreign investors to review potential FDI filing obligations or consider a voluntary FDI filing during legal due diligence, regardless of the investor’s place of origin, the size of the domestic target business or the industry affected by the contemplated investment.

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